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Ultimately, then, THOMAS HARDY: SELECTED POEMS demonstrates a high degree of poetic craftsmanship and . The second reason for commending this particular volume of Hardy's poems is Robert Mezey's Introduction and notes.

Ultimately, then, THOMAS HARDY: SELECTED POEMS demonstrates a high degree of poetic craftsmanship and discipline and it constitutes a very moving body of work. At just over twenty pages, the Introduction is an ideal length.

The books o Thomas Hardy have never done much for me, but his poetry which I have never read is a different thing. I really enjoyed them.

I really enjoyed this collection of Thomas Hardy's poetry. I like that while it has great imagery it is easy to understand (or at least I think it is). One of my favourite poems is HER INITIALS. The books o Thomas Hardy have never done much for me, but his poetry which I have never read is a different thing.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is acclaimed worldwide as one of the best Victorian novelists, but his poetry is often eclipsed by his achievement . Here’s our pick of the ten best Thomas Hardy poems – often a difficult list to draw up.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is acclaimed worldwide as one of the best Victorian novelists, but his poetry is often eclipsed by his achievement in the realm of fiction. Still, of the hundreds of poems that comprise Hardy’s Collected Poems, there are a few favourites that are much-loved and widely anthologised. But if you haven’t read much of Hardy’s poetry before, we hope this selection offers a nice way in to the weighty tome that is his Complete Poems

Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840, in Higher Bockhampton .

Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840, in Higher Bockhampton, England. The eldest child of Thomas and Jemima, Hardy studied Latin, French, and architecture in school. In September 1874, his first book as a full-time author, Far from the Madding Crowd, appeared serially. After publishing more than two dozen novels, one of the last being Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Hardy returned to writing poetry-his first love. Hardy's volumes of poetry include Poems of the Past and Present, The Dynasts: Part One, Two, and Three, Time's Laughingstocks, and The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall. From 1833 until his death, Hardy lived in Dorchester, England.

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Poems of 1912-1913 are an elegiac sequence written by Thomas Hardy in response to the death of his wife Emma, in November 1912. In intensely personal poetic verse.

Thomas Hardy OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. He was highly critical of much in Victorian society, especially on the declining status of rural people in Britain, such as those from his native South West England.

Poems of the Past and the Present. Satires of Circumstance, lyrics and reveries with miscellaneous pieces. A Changed Man; and other tales.

Thomas Hardy - Thomas Hardy, whose books include Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, was one . He left fiction writing for poetry and published eight collections, including Poems of the Past and the Present (Harper & Bros.

Thomas Hardy - Thomas Hardy, whose books include Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, was one of the most influentual novelists an. . 1902) and Satires of Circumstance (Macmillan, 1914). Hardy's poetry explores a fatalist outlook against the dark, rugged landscape of his native Dorset. He rejected the Victorian belief in a benevolent God, and much of his poetry reads as a sardonic lament on the bleakness of the human condition.

Channel Firing, Transformations, Hap, Over the Coffin, and Wessex Heights are included in a collection of the late-Victorian novelist's poetry

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy epub download

ISBN13: 978-0020704904

ISBN: 0020704909

Author: Thomas Hardy

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Poetry

Language: English

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co; First Edition edition (April 1, 1961)

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Nern
I commend this volume for three reasons. First and foremost for the 180 or so poems by Thomas Hardy (out of the approximately 950 he wrote). Among critics and self-professed serious students of English poetry, Hardy is often mildly disparaged as a poet. Yet among poets themselves, Hardy is/was admired and loved, even by "moderns" such as Pound, Jeffers, and Larkin.

Two aspects of Hardy's poetry stand out. One is his adherence to rhyme and meter. But Hardy is marvelously creative and diverse in his use of meter, his rhyming patterns, and the structure of his poems. He relies heavily on good old Anglo-Saxon words (many monosyllabic) and constructions. For those, like me, who often are uncomfortable with the free form and discursiveness of much modern poetry, Hardy is a welcome alternative. (The majority of the poems in this selection are less than twenty lines; very few are more than fifty.) The other conspicuous characteristic of Hardy's poetry is the somber atmosphere. The most common themes are death, the passage of time, nostalgia and regret. His poems are simple (few annotations are needed to read and understand them); they are more emotional than intellectual, more concrete than abstract; and they are very personal. Ultimately, then, THOMAS HARDY: SELECTED POEMS demonstrates a high degree of poetic craftsmanship and discipline and it constitutes a very moving body of work.

The second reason for commending this particular volume of Hardy's poems is Robert Mezey's Introduction and notes. At just over twenty pages, the Introduction is an ideal length. In it, Mezey succinctly makes his case for stating that "among the moderns", Hardy's "only peer is Frost and, perhaps, Yeats." One of the virtues of Hardy's poetry that Mezey identifies (and his selection confirms) is that with Hardy "the sense we get [is] that the moral and the aesthetic are rarely, if ever, separate things." The Introduction is learned, but it is not ivory tower: at one point Mezey compares a wonderful "song-like" rhyme in a Hardy poem with a rhyme from a Randy Travis song.

Lastly, this volume stands out for me for what it revealed of Thomas Hardy himself, that he was very decent and very human. I occasionally indulge myself by fantasizing about what it might have been like to spend an evening with a famous writer: of all famous writers, Thomas Hardy is one of those I most would have liked to have done so, and who (I sense) would have genuinely, without condescension, been interested in me.

One of several bonus features of the book is an Appendix containing miscellaneous comments Hardy made about poetry, writing, and life. Two of them seem worth sharing here:

"The business of the poet and novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things, and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things."

"Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art."

After years - nay, decades - of reading only prose, I have resolved to expand my horizons (or, if you wish, deepen my soul) by reading poetry regularly - say about one book or collection each month. THOMAS HARDY: SELECTED POEMS proved to be an excellent beginning.
Nern
I commend this volume for three reasons. First and foremost for the 180 or so poems by Thomas Hardy (out of the approximately 950 he wrote). Among critics and self-professed serious students of English poetry, Hardy is often mildly disparaged as a poet. Yet among poets themselves, Hardy is/was admired and loved, even by "moderns" such as Pound, Jeffers, and Larkin.

Two aspects of Hardy's poetry stand out. One is his adherence to rhyme and meter. But Hardy is marvelously creative and diverse in his use of meter, his rhyming patterns, and the structure of his poems. He relies heavily on good old Anglo-Saxon words (many monosyllabic) and constructions. For those, like me, who often are uncomfortable with the free form and discursiveness of much modern poetry, Hardy is a welcome alternative. (The majority of the poems in this selection are less than twenty lines; very few are more than fifty.) The other conspicuous characteristic of Hardy's poetry is the somber atmosphere. The most common themes are death, the passage of time, nostalgia and regret. His poems are simple (few annotations are needed to read and understand them); they are more emotional than intellectual, more concrete than abstract; and they are very personal. Ultimately, then, THOMAS HARDY: SELECTED POEMS demonstrates a high degree of poetic craftsmanship and discipline and it constitutes a very moving body of work.

The second reason for commending this particular volume of Hardy's poems is Robert Mezey's Introduction and notes. At just over twenty pages, the Introduction is an ideal length. In it, Mezey succinctly makes his case for stating that "among the moderns", Hardy's "only peer is Frost and, perhaps, Yeats." One of the virtues of Hardy's poetry that Mezey identifies (and his selection confirms) is that with Hardy "the sense we get [is] that the moral and the aesthetic are rarely, if ever, separate things." The Introduction is learned, but it is not ivory tower: at one point Mezey compares a wonderful "song-like" rhyme in a Hardy poem with a rhyme from a Randy Travis song.

Lastly, this volume stands out for me for what it revealed of Thomas Hardy himself, that he was very decent and very human. I occasionally indulge myself by fantasizing about what it might have been like to spend an evening with a famous writer: of all famous writers, Thomas Hardy is one of those I most would have liked to have done so, and who (I sense) would have genuinely, without condescension, been interested in me.

One of several bonus features of the book is an Appendix containing miscellaneous comments Hardy made about poetry, writing, and life. Two of them seem worth sharing here:

"The business of the poet and novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things, and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things."

"Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art."

After years - nay, decades - of reading only prose, I have resolved to expand my horizons (or, if you wish, deepen my soul) by reading poetry regularly - say about one book or collection each month. THOMAS HARDY: SELECTED POEMS proved to be an excellent beginning.
Aver
excellent copy
Aver
excellent copy
Nikojas
Thomas Hardy, is somewhat new for me, however after reading just a few poems I knew it was just right for what I had been looking for. No man can read Hardy's poems collected but that his own life, and forgotten moments of it, will not come back to him.
Nikojas
Thomas Hardy, is somewhat new for me, however after reading just a few poems I knew it was just right for what I had been looking for. No man can read Hardy's poems collected but that his own life, and forgotten moments of it, will not come back to him.
Monn
Excellent selection as intro to Hardy's verse. Nice to go beyond the famous novels.
Monn
Excellent selection as intro to Hardy's verse. Nice to go beyond the famous novels.
Wizer
His poem " Ode for the American Dead in Asia" is worth the price of this book all by itself. It should be chiseled at the base of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, and then again a few paces away on the Vietnam War Memorial.

" God love you now, if no one else ever will......
But in another year we will mourn you,
whose fossil courage fills
the limestone histories: brave, ignorant, amazed,
Dead in the rice paddies, dead on the nameless hills."
Wizer
His poem " Ode for the American Dead in Asia" is worth the price of this book all by itself. It should be chiseled at the base of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, and then again a few paces away on the Vietnam War Memorial.

" God love you now, if no one else ever will......
But in another year we will mourn you,
whose fossil courage fills
the limestone histories: brave, ignorant, amazed,
Dead in the rice paddies, dead on the nameless hills."
Maldarbaq
The introduction by Robert Mezey was expecially gratifying. This was the right quantity of poems to suit my interest. The format of the book was pleasing. Everything about the book and the anthology has the right feel about it to my taste.
Maldarbaq
The introduction by Robert Mezey was expecially gratifying. This was the right quantity of poems to suit my interest. The format of the book was pleasing. Everything about the book and the anthology has the right feel about it to my taste.
tref
The formatting of the Kindle edition of this book is a disgrace. All the poems are left-aligned, regardless of the stanza forms. Penguin should be ashamed to charge nearly full price for such shoddy work. And it was impossible to have any warning of this, because the prreview available consisted only of the introduction to the book by Robert Mezey (an excellent introduction, by the way). Two free e-book editiions of Hardy's earlier poetry have far better formatting, even if they aren't perfect.
tref
The formatting of the Kindle edition of this book is a disgrace. All the poems are left-aligned, regardless of the stanza forms. Penguin should be ashamed to charge nearly full price for such shoddy work. And it was impossible to have any warning of this, because the prreview available consisted only of the introduction to the book by Robert Mezey (an excellent introduction, by the way). Two free e-book editiions of Hardy's earlier poetry have far better formatting, even if they aren't perfect.
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I have no idea what to do but I would like to thank Amazaon for having this book (Thomas Hardy Selected Poems) because I really need this book for my English Literature class since I'm taking the course for my A-levels!!!!